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Zainab Mahdi

zainab.mahdi@kisatherapyclinic.org

Ontario, Canada

Background

Arab and South American

Languages

English

Who I help

Individuals aged 13 & up

What I help with

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Bereavement.

My Approach

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Polyvagal and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Special Trainings

Certified in Trauma-informed Practice (TIP) through University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Trainings in CBT and DBT through University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Books I Recommend

  1. The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  2.  The 5 love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad you read) by Philippa Perry

About Me

Salāmun ʿAlaykum!

My name is Zainab, I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I am currently registered with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Diploma of Social Service Work.

I work with individuals coping with a range of psychological issues including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, trauma and grief & bereavement. I apply an assortment of approaches to therapy including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Polyvagal and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. By integrating these approaches holistically, I believe the journey towards positive change is possible and achievable! I am honoured to be working with Kisa Therapy Clinic while having the opportunity to utilize these various techniques along with a Faith-Based approach to mental wellness! As your therapist, you are not a “file number”, you are a soul.

I take the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist very seriously. During our initial assessment, we gather information that is crucial in targeting the symptoms you are coping with. This is followed by formulating a customised treatment plan that is unique to each client. In doing so, we are facilitating focused sessions that not only target the maladaptive symptoms one is facing, but also respect the clients time. 
 
In addition to developing well-informed treatment plans, I firmly believe in the level of comfort and trust a client feels within the therapeutic relationship. Establishing this with each client is paramount to the success of therapy and increases the potential of positive outcomes! 
 

I would consider myself privileged to be granted the opportunity to help you along your mental wellness journey InshaAllah!

Blogs I have written

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